RIBA Award

Montpelier Community Nursery, London | AY Architects

The school takes the form of a pavilion opening on to a part-sheltered play area with a park beyond. The selection of materials is a key part of the scheme’s success. The black-stained Siberian larch sits inconspicuously in the treescape and contrasts with the whitewashed internal woodwork, allowing the playful objects to come to life. Simple decisions and well-controlled details with seamless links to the outer play area and garden have made for an all-encompassing education experience.

Source: The Architects' Journal